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Stop the Black Dog

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Today it’s been exactly seven years since an ex-girlfriend of mine committed suicide.

I’m not telling you this so you’ll feel sorry for me, or I’m trying to ruin your day by dragging you along to feel shit with me. It’s more I feel the need to try and explain why after seven years it’s still present in my mind, especially today, as I’m sure it is for everyone who was involved within our lives back then.

Suicide doesn’t simply go away when someone dies, as I’m sure you already know. I can wholeheartedly vouch for that, and I’m sure the parents of my ex-girlfriend can vouch for that too. Read the rest of this entry »


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September 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm

There can be no self doubt.

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There can be no self doubt.

Is self doubt making you rethink your path? Shut up and watch this.

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August 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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Mermaids Of The Outback.

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Sheep. Yep, they’re the mermaids of the outback.

Yeah, that’s right, in the sexy New Zealand way. In a lure you into the deserted country road where some fucked up crazy killer will have his way, a la Wolf Creek kind of way.

I’m off to a wedding this weekend, so this is a roundabout line of saying I’ll be on hols for about a week, so I won’t be hitting the writin’ keys during that time. Instead I’ll be trying not to be mesmerised by the mermaids of the outback – sheep.

It’s a country wedding so it’s a cross-country traipse to see one of my best mates tie the knot and slurp as much booze at the reception as possible. And I swear, last time I had to drive through the outback it seemed every time we saw sheep, or someone simply said, ‘hey look sheep’, or I even took my eyes off the road for a second because something white and woolly caught my attention, we lost our way.

I think it’s because sheep are actually smarter than we think. For each lost outback traveler there is, I’ll bet a clan of sheep can be found responsible. Ivan Malat didn’t kill those backpackers – sheep did. And they’ll do it again if they get the chance. Obviously this originated in New Zealand. Where do you think the jokes came from? It’s because sheep did actually dress up as women once upon a time to lure unsuspecting travelers to their death. Bloodthirsty, intelligent, murderous, sexy, cross dressing sheep.

On this trip I’m keeping my eyes on the road. There’s no way I’m being tricked into stopping for a sheep holding a sign saying, ‘destination – your pants’…


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October 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

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This Is The Soundtrack To My Soundtrack.

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I have something to confess. I’m in love with a 61 year old man. Every time he’s with me in my car, or my lounge room, or my local pub, or even the gym, I hear his voice and the bustling chatter of my mind stops and takes a breath. His name is Darryl Braithwaite. I’ve never met him, but he plays my favourite song of all time. Or at least one of them.

Music makes you feel weird.

You know, your favourite song? It’s the one that makes you sit in your car listening right to the very end even though you’ve arrived. It’s the one you request at your local pub when you’re blind and stumble to it all alone on the dance floor holding your beer above your head. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2010 at 1:10 am

Spit and Spirits goes all onliney.

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Spitandspirits now has a Facebook and Twitter page. Like or follow to grab an update to new posts and all that garbage.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Spitandspirits/151452864875060

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/spitandspirits

Written by Jake Fox

September 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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